Council in fostering call

According to the Fostering Network a child comes into care and needs a foster family every 22 minutes across the UK.

In Aberdeenshire the number of children who need to be looked after out-with their own family is constantly increasing and last year 135 fostering requests for children were made.

Despite the increased pressures on placements for older children, Aberdeenshire Council has shown success in recruiting new foster carers with an increase of fostering families in Aberdeenshire to 108 during 2011/12.

Find out more about fostering in Aberdeenshire at www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/children/fostering/index.asp.